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Global spread of Salmonella enterica due to centralized industrialization of pig farming

We provide evidence that intensive industrialization over the past century, particularly of the livestock trade, has facilitated host jumps and accumulation of antimicrobial resistance genes in Salmonella enterica, leading to the global transmission of this pathogen from Europe and the USA during the height of pork production.

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Fig. 1: Impact of modern agricultural practices on Salmonella enterica evolution and transmission.


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This is a summary of: Li, H. et al. Centralized industrialization of pork in Europe and America contributes to the global spread of Salmonella enterica. Nat. Food (2024).

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Global spread of Salmonella enterica due to centralized industrialization of pig farming. Nat Food 5, 363–364 (2024).

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